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Nosferatu: an opera libretto

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I am the past that feeds upon the present.
I am the darkness that daylight denies.
I am the sins that you must inherit--
The final truth in a world full of lies.

Based on F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent vampire film--a classic of German Expressionist cinema--Gioia's Nosferatu creates a poetic version of the Dracula story in the form of an opera libretto. Written for the neoromantic
Paperback, 90 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Graywolf Press
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Second poet-as-librettist I can remember reading. The foreword and afterword were welcome. Some nice passages, but the story elements felt somewhat lacking as a text-only work. Since it was presented without the practical fleshing-out of music and staging, I might've preferred something a bit more weird or abstract in which to roam.
I love Dana Gioia! He is so talented, a true poet.
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Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet. Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Gioia is a native Californian of Italian and Mexican descent. He received a B.A. and a M.B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. (Gioia is pronounced JOY-uh.)

Gioia has published four full-length collections of poetry, as wel
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